DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 19                                           January 29,1998

**Before an entry denotes that the item is part of the FCC's implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act. While we will attempt to flag all Telecom Act-related items, this marking is unofficial and informational only.

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NEWS RELEASES

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JAMES D. SCHLICHTING NAMED DEPUTY CHIEF, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8009.txt

DONALD K. STOCKDALE, JR. NAMED ASSOCIATE CHIEF, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8010.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: NCD-121. Released: January 29, 1998. " COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM NOTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328."

Report No: 1345. Released: January 29, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: I-8286. Released: January 29, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-164). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8027.txt

Report No: 44167. Released: January 29, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980129.txt

Report No: 24167. Released: January 29, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980129.txt

Released: January 29, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-1310.

Report No: CWS-98-17. Released: January 29, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8008.txt

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TEXTS

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U S WATS, INC. Granted application of ACC Corporation (ACC) and U S WATS, Inc. requesting authority to transfer control of U S WATS to ACC; transfer of control is authorized. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: January 27, 1998. by MO&O &Auth. (DA No. 98-147). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980147.txt

CONTACT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Dismissed NPI Holdings, Inc.'s Petition for Revocation of Licenses, requesting the Commission to revoke the authorizations of Contact Communications, Inc. to operate Station KUO586 on frequency 454.650 MHz and Station KNKM529 on frequency 459.650 MHz. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: January 29, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-159). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980159.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 28, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 18:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 28, 1998. CINCINNATI BELL FILES REVISIONS TO ITS COST ALLOCATION MANUAL.Comments due February 27; replies March 13. (DA No. 98-122). Contact: Colleen Nibbe at (202) 418-0810. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980122.txt

Released: January 28, 1998. NOTICE OF FILING SCHEDULE FOR BELL ATLANTIC PERFORMANCE MONITORING REPORTS. (DA No. 98-144). Contact: Anthony Dale at (202) 418-2260 or Whitney Thayer at (202) 418-0822 in the Accounting & Audits Division. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980144.txt

Report No: TEL-129-A. Released: January 28, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8031.txt

Report No: D-968-A. Released: January 28, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATION ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980128.pdf

Released: January 28, 1998. TWO ITEMS DELETED FROM JANUARY 29 OPEN MEETING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Agenda/1998/ad980129.html

Report No: AUC-17-F. Released: January 28, 1998. CORRECTION TO PUBLIC NOTICE DA-141, STATUS OF APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN LMDS AUCTION. (DA No. 98-155). Contact: Matthew Moses, Auctions & Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980155.zip

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SPEECHES

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PRESS STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MICHAEL POWELL REGARDING FREE TIME FOR CANDIDATES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Powell/Statements/stmkp802.html

PRESS STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER GLORIA TRISTANI. Re: proceeding to examine the issue of free or reduced cost television airtime. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/Statements/stgt801.html

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KEITH MAYDAK V. AT&T COMMUNICATIONS. Denied complaint filed by Keith Maydak pro se, against AT&T Communications, seeking a Commission order declaring that AT&T violated its tariffs and Section 203 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, by charging him for a call that he allegedly did not make. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: January 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-149). CCB

BORDER TO BORDER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted Border to Border Communications, Inc.'s request for waiver by permitting Border to Border not to process three-digit carrier identification codes (CICs) and five-digit carrier access codes (CACs) for the remainder of the permissive dialing period, ending on June 30, 1998, subject to the condition stated. Action by Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: January 28, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-160). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980160.txt

"TARIFFS IMPLEMENTING ACCESS CHARGE REFORM. Designated for investigation issues regarding: non-primary residential line counts, the methodology for calculating exogenous cost changes for line ports and end office trunk ports, Central Office Equipment maintenance and marketing cost exogenous adjustments, tandem-switched transport rates, the removal of costs from and calculation of the transport interconnection charge, and universal service support exogenous adjustment for all price cap LECs; the base factor portion revenue requirement for six price cap LECs; the attribution of tandem switching revenue requirement to SS7 costs for Bell Atlantic and U S West; the inclusion of STP port costs in the SS7 revenue requirement for SWBT, Pacific Bell, and Nevada Bell; and the line counts used to determine common line rates for Ameritech, CBT, and U S West. On its own motion, Commission will reconsider its decisions to suspend and investigate PRTC's tariff filings, Transmittal Numbers 24, 25, and 27. Direct Case Date: February 27; Opposition/Comment Date: March 16; Rebuttal Date: March 23. Dkt No.: CC- 97-250. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: January 28, 1998. by Order/Or on Recon. (DA No. 98-151). CCB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980151.txt

LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY PHASE I IMPLEMENTATION. Accepted North American Number Council (NANC) recommendation and will allow affected carriers in the Southeast, Western, and West Coast regions until March 1, 1998 to file any necessary petitions for waiver of the Commission's rules requiring implementation of permanent local number portability in the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSAs), to the extent described. Dkt No.: CC- 95-116. Action by Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: January 28, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-152). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980152.txt

AT&T CORPORATION V. BELL ATLANTIC CORPORATION. Granted AT&T Corporation's and Bell Atlantic Corporation's joint request for acceptance of a negotiated Protective Agreement regarding treatment of confidential material in this proceeding. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: January 28, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-157). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980157.txt